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Fashion

"Dressed smart like a London bloke, before he speak his suit bespoke ..." Aside from that memorable line in the R&B song "American Boy," by Estelle and Kanye West, bespoke suits are seen but not heard. They're subtle. No Supreme logo or pattern of crisscrossed LVs indicate each suit's exclusivity, which instead lies in the suit's lack of perceivable flaws. One glan…

Buffalo

Vince Rogers Jr. was faithful to the Buffalo Bisons, which to him meant rooting for minor league baseball and hockey teams of the same name. He emphasized that loyalty in his letters home from World War II, a chance for the Army Air Force staff sergeant to reflect on how enough heat and big insects could actually make a guy long for snow. “Gosh, I sure would give a lott…

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The best things in life, the beautiful things, often take a little bit of finding. We recently wandered into Salt Cuisine, located at 2188 Kensington Ave., about a half mile from Main Street in Snyder. Cliche as it is, “hidden gem,” applies here perfectly. Salt could be easily missed, passed over for the more prominently positioned eateries on Main Street. Fortunatel…

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When looking for all the notable features at Peter C. BonSey and Jan Hamilton’s home in Snyder, it’s not always what you see. Sometimes, it’s what you don’t see. There’s no clutter, for starters. They are minimalists. There’s no typical front yard. A vegetable garden is planted off to one side of the driveway; BonSey estimated it produced 230 pounds of produce thi…

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A Spot Coffee franchise in Snyder is set to open next month, the latest in a recent growth spurt for the company. Work to build out the coffee shop at 4610 Main St., just east of Harlem Road in a 2,400-square foot building that previously housed Tabree Restaurant, should finish up late next week, said Dan Hensley, Spot Coffee's chief operating officer. The chain then wi…

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If you have ever gone on the Snyder-CleveHill Garden View tour, you have likely visited ‑ and still recall ‑ the gorgeous gardens at the home of Craig Coyne and Gary DiNezza. They are longtime participants in the annual tour, which this year is scheduled for July 8. It’s sponsored by the Harlem-Kensington-Cleveland Community Association. Now is the chance to check out t…

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There’s no revelatory ways left to detail the dynamic of the neighborhood tavern. It’s a subjective enterprise, cherished by its regular patrons and possibly alienating to the uninitiated. Are there notable highlights or peculiarities? Certainly, but inside each of these corner addresses, enduring success is based on one thing over all others: Do customers feel comforta…

Food and Drink

Mulberry Italian Ristorante won't be opening a sister restaurant in Snyder after all. "We're not doing it," said Joe Jerge, a Mulberry owner. "I'm really disappointed." Asked what happened to negotiations with the space's leaseholder, Jerge declined to comment. Announced in August, the new Mulberry was originally set to open at 4548 Main St., the former Squire on …

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When owners Beth James and Melony Hyzy were planning their café/specialty food shop Salt, the best advice they received was to create an atmosphere in which they would like to live. With that advice, their spot at 2182 Kensington Ave. in Snyder was designed using warm-toned colors, wide plank wooden floors and bucolic furniture pieces. Antiqued chandeliers hang over a ru…

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It’s been 20 years since the Squire Shop, known for its bison-emblazoned silk ties, closed at the corner of Main and Fruehauf streets in Snyder. The men’s clothing emporium was followed by a succession of restaurants, most recently Brodo, that took over the space. But enough locals remembered the address fondly that its new operators thought the name suited it well. As Squ…

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Tabree owner Bryan Bryndle is overhauling his Snyder fine dining restaurant. Starting April 14, the menu will be refocused to French steakhouse. Bryndle is considering a new name, Entrecote, to reflect the change for his restaurant, at 4610 Main St. Entrecote is a French term for a cut of sirloin steak. “We’re going to lose the American-slash-Italian cuisine that we pick…

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Composer Jason Robert Brown made his professional debut just 20 years ago with the off-Broadway staging of “Songs for a New World,” but based on his career’s industry, critical and audience acclaim, you would think he was a veteran. “Songs for a New World” is a classic by now – an abstract exploration of life’s turning points, the decisions that make or break our futures.…

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Squire on Main will start serving dinner on Main Street in the heart of Snyder on Dec. 8. The fine dining restaurant is located at 4548 Main St., which was the Squire Shop, a noted men’s clothing store, for more than 50 years before it closed in 1996. It was most recently another restaurant, Brodo. Owner Sean Macaluso said wall-to-wall renovations have added French doors…

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Siena didn’t start the Tuscan revolution in Buffalo’s Italian dining world. San Marco and Il Fiorentino already were up and running when it opened on Main Street in Snyder. But it did have something no one else did: a wood-burning oven. Over 22 years, Siena inspired a lot of competitors to install wood-burning ovens, trying to duplicate those pizzas. Most of them are go…